147: The Death Of Telltale Games

Kirk and Maddy start off by talking about the biggest news of the last week: the sudden closure of Telltale Games, a move that left more than 200 game developers out of work with no severance. (Well REALLY, they start out by talking about comically huge mouse pads, if we're being totally accurate.) After talking about the Telltale debacle, they discuss Sony finally opening up the PS4 to cross-play with other consoles, how a Shadow of the Tomb Raider fan found an unintended post-credits cutscene by playing the game without the day-one patch, and how Nintendo's tight-lipped approach to explaining their games lets fans create things as wonderful as Bowsette, a.k.a. Peacher. They close out with some talk of how Destiny 2 has become life-devouringly good, how Maddy has been charmed by last year's Battle Chef Brigade, and some off-topic TV, podcast, and music recommendations.

Kirk's podcast breaking down why Toto's "Africa" is a great song
"Telltale Employees Left Stunned By Company Closure, No Severance," by Ethan Gach for Kotaku
Gita Jackson's article about Bowsette/Peacher
Sony finally relents and allows Fortnite cross-platform play
Kirk's review of Destiny 2: Forsaken and breakdown of all the cool new stuff added to the game this week
"My Hideous, Comfortable Gamer Chair Fills Me With Existential Dread," by Maddy Myers for Kotaku Compete
"n1c" By deerful on Bandcamp 

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